GTA VI footage leaked online, negotiations over source code ongoing
The biggest leak in video games history just hit GTA 6.
"This is one of the biggest leaks in video game history and a nightmare for Rockstar Games," Tweeted Bloomberg reporter, Jason Shreier, regarding the news about the leaked footage of the unreleased Grand Theft Auto VI. "I’ve confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leak is indeed real," he added.
Not that there was much doubt, but I’ve confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leak is indeed real. The footage is early and unfinished, of course. This is one of the biggest leaks in video game history and a nightmare for Rockstar Games— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) September 18, 2022
PC Gamer reported on Sunday that a 3GB file consisting of 90 videos of the unreleased Grand Theft Auto VI, created by infamous Rockstar games, has been posted online on the GTA Forums and is now circulating on several media platforms such as Youtube, Twitter, and Reddit, in addition to gaming forums.
It was not clear how the user that posted the file "teapotuberhacker" was able to obtain it, however, it is possible that this was due to a hack.
The user, claiming to be behind the Uber hack recently, stated that more data will be leaked soon including the source of code of both GTA V and GTA VI, along with assets and testing builds.
More than 123,000 leaked secret documents have shown how #Uber secretly lobbied governments, hid data from police, and bypassed laws in their global expansion. #France #EmmanuelMacron pic.twitter.com/wEYfrzIyHD— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) July 11, 2022
A Twitter post keeping up with the news stated that the hacker requested to be contacted from Rockstar or Take-Two, adding in a later Tweet that the hacker stated he will sell GTA V's source code for no less than 5 figures, whereas the source code of GTA VI is not for sale.
A couple of GTA 6 leak updates:— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 18, 2022
- The hacker has requested that someone from Rockstar/Take-Two contact them after going "unexpectedly viral"
- Take-Two has started to DMCA footage
I'll continue to update this as a thread as more information comes out. pic.twitter.com/vIymD1XGWv
It's noteworthy that the GTA franchise is one of the most popular games on the planet. Since the release of GTA V on September/17/2013, 9 years ago, fans of the game have been waiting for the new GTA VI that is set to be out in about 2 years, however, the effect of this leak so far on the release date is still unknown.